Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 27 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$1,439,878-20%3,35233$430$70,967,2962Paramount / DreamWorks
2The House Bunny$1,098,309-19%2,714--$405$18,489,8961Sony / Columbia
3The Dark Knight$986,648-11%3,063-445$322$492,699,7406Warner Bros.
4Death Race$924,827-21%2,532--$365$15,988,8301Universal
5Traitor$792,787--2,054--$386$792,7870Overture
6Mamma Mia!$628,569-11%2,062-709$305$126,472,5986Universal
7Pineapple Express$582,443-19%2,415-588$241$75,841,5093Sony / Columbia
8Mirrors$415,535-19%2,541-123$164$21,668,4752Fox
9Star Wars: The Clone Wars$414,949-18%3,395-57$122$26,494,8332Warner Bros.
10The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$303,026-20%1,854-749$163$39,380,5843Warner Bros.